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Hop over to e.leaven for Easter and Passover specials

If Easter egg hunts or Seder meal prep are stressing you out this week, e.leaven Food Company has just the solution: catering.

Owner Eben Dorros of the River North breakfast/lunch spot known for its fresh-baked bagels, breads, cakes and pastries, has created an Easter menu with unique fare touting an international influence. The special menu includes items ranging from a gyro salad (housemade lamb gyro on a bed of chopped romaine salad with feta, kalamata olives, red wine vinaigrette and tzatziki sauce); lamb kebabs (grilled lamb on warmed flatbread with romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumbers and a lemon dill yogurt sauce); even a halibut po' boy (fried halibut, lettuce, tomato, pickles, house made tartar sauce on a toasted roll). The main entrees aren’t the only items to go global.

Created at e.leaven Food Company’s on-site bakery, this month’s desserts are also internationally inspired: meringue cookies (chocolate chip or plain), babka, carrot cake cupcakes, Easter sugar cookies, kourambiedes (Greek Easter cookies) and pan de ramerino (soft sweet bread with raisins and rosemary, a Florentine Easter tradition.

Passover observers are also in luck with a catering menu available both in-store and online. Appetizers, platters, entrees, sides and desserts will be available from April 18 – 26, and include items ranging from smoked whitefish salad, housemade organic angus beef brisket (oven-roasted with beef au jus, carrots and onions), vegetable kishke, sweet noodle kugel with raisins; even Spanish sponge cake with almond cream and fresh berries). e.leaven will also be catering desserts for Easter only. For a look at the complete catering menu with prices, click here.

e.leaven Food company is located at 54 E. Ontario, open Mon - Fri 7 a.m.–3 p.m./Sat – Sun 8 a.m.–3 p.m. For more information, call 312-202-0899, or visit

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